Eckerd Connects’ Post-Adoption Support Services are available to children and their families once adoptions are finalized. Services include:
The program uses the multi-purpose Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths assessment to determine each young person’s high-priority needs. The program also addresses the wide range of issues unique to adoptive families. Some of these issues include the complexities of transracial adoption, the impact of prior sexual abuse, and the attachment disorders.
For children with emotional problems due to traumatic life events, Eckerd Connects offers behavioral therapy to support the family and help the child heal from post-traumatic stress disorder.